“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” ~ Tom Krause
One morning I visited my girl fr’hens to collect the eggs. But when I walked in the hen house I saw they were still on their nests hard at work. So to pass the time I worked in my garden.
Several minutes later they came out of the house clucking to beat the band. I’ve grown pretty fluent in “chicken” and could tell they were announcing, “Hey everybody! I laid an egg!” They are so proud of their accomplishment.
Funny how different it is for we humans. In my fr’hens world to lay an egg is success. In the human world to lay an egg is to fail.
We all fail sometimes. And you know what? That’s okay. Don’t let it embarrass or defeat you. Reframe it! Don’t see it as failure but an opportunity to grow. Ask yourself:
- What went wrong?
- What can I learn from this?
- What can I change?
- How can I do better next time?
Hey, laying an egg can actually be a good thing! Take it from my fr’hens! Why? Because it means you tried. So don’t quit.